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name: southern beehive
name (alternate): ngc 2516
typ (catalog): open cluster (ngc)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 7 h 58 m 20 s dec: -60 ° 52 ' 0 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 7.97222 dec: -59.13333 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
1.30 thousand lightyears convert this
brightness (visible):
3.80 mag visible to the naked eye
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
carina (car) symbolism: the ship's keel
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: also called diamond cluster
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: open cluster
visible: yes, but only in the southern sky